Safari Adventure is home to an 11,000-square-foot jungle playland, where intrepid tykes can scale the four-level Kilimanjaro playground complete with tubes, slides, obstacles, and cargo nets. Enormous inflatable bouncers introduce little ones to the wonders of gravity defiance, and more than 40 video and skill games push their dexterous digits toward thumbs-up glory (tokens not included in today's Groupon). Pre- and postexploration, starving safarians can also munch on healthy snacks—whole fruit, yogurt, salads, and more—at the Lion's Den Café.
The flames of a fireplace crackle next to the well-equipped hot-and-cold breakfast buffet that greets guests every morning at the Holiday Inn Express. Aromas of the hotel’s trademark cinnamon rolls float throughout the fleet of cushy guest rooms and suites, each flaunting amenities such as TVs and beds swaddled in triple-sheeted bedding.
Beyond the rooms’ doors, onsite amenities range from a heated outdoor pool and 24-hour fitness center to free WiFi and an ice machine that dispenses extra ice when tickled. Within just a few miles of the hotel, a bevy of attractions includes an aquarium, water park, ample shopping, and more than 30 wineries.
A proponent of animal welfare since 1903, the community of animal-care professionals at Bideawee support veterinary care and pet-adoption services and offer photography, veterinary services, and dog-park access in appreciation for your donation. With the $60 purchase (of which $42 will benefit Bideawee’s charity) your pooch will receive professional veterinary services, including a comprehensive wellness check and minimally invasive microchipping with one year’s registration to help locate AWOL canines.
Anna was nine years old when she first discovered her clairvoyant powers, and has honed them into a tool for guiding her clients in their spiritual journeys. Through study of the movements of celestial bodies and empathic readings, Anna helps her clients to overcome negative thoughts and find their best loves.
The Priceless Parrot Preserve sounds like a jungle. The calls and conversations of more than 100 birds from 29 species form a symphony that strengthens social bonds. Well-behaved members of the flock greet visitors and play with toys hanging from the ceiling, whereas animals with behavioral issues—often the products of abuse or neglect—hang back, working with volunteers and founders Gene and Marietta Avery to grow and recover. As a licensed wildlife rehabilitator, Gene provides medical care to the often malnourished birds and ensures that they receive a rich diet of nuts and fruit.
Gene and Marietta Avery founded The Priceless Parrot Preserve to care for neglected and abandoned exotic birds. Their goal is twofold: to educate the public about the birds both as pets and wild creatures, and to give a permanent home to mistreated and unwanted birds. The couple originally adopted the birds out of their own pockets, but formed their own preserve when confronted with the sheer number of birds in need. Today, they specialize in taking in larger birds such as macaws and cockatoos that demand more attention and other birds that might be considered unadoptable.